Patents Examined by Mamadou Faye
  • Patent number: 11445991
    Abstract: An X-ray device for carrying out X-ray scans is configured for a simplified procedure. The X-ray device has an image receptor which operates in conjunction with an X-ray generator to carry out X-ray scans of a patient, and a patient table. A tabletop of the patient table which is used to position the patient during the X-ray scans, is immovable in the table plane. Instead, the image receptor is disposed in a longitudinally and transversely movable manner relative to the tabletop parallel to the table plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Dippl, Thomas Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11442017
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus is provided that comprises an optical target including a solid host material and a fluorescing material embedded in the solid host material. The solid host material has a predetermined phonon energy HOSTPE. The fluorescing material exhibits a select ground energy level and a target excitation (TE) energy level separated from the ground energy level by a first energy gap corresponding to a fluorescence emission wavelength of interest. The fluorescing material has a next lower lying (NLL) energy level relative to the TE energy level. The NLL energy level is spaced a second energy gap FMEG2 below the TE energy level, wherein a ratio of the FMEG2/HOSTPE is three or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: John Gerhardt Earney, Joseph Francis Pinto, M. Shane Bowen, Michael S. Graige, Arthur Pitera, Bala Murali K. Venkatesan, Dajun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11438997
    Abstract: A X-ray source, comprising a laser, of a pulse duration of at most 40 fs, instantaneous power of at least about 80 TW, a pulse repetition rate of at least 1 Hz; an optical compressor spectrally shaping the laser beam; focusing optics in the range between f#10 and f#15; and a gas target of electron density after ionization by the laser beam in a range between 1018 cm3 and 1019 cm?3; wherein the focusing optics focuses the laser beam in the gas target, and interaction of the focused laser beam with the gas target generates an X-ray beam, with a focused laser amplitude a0, given by a0=0.855 [IL (1018W/cm2)?L,2 (?m)]1/2, where IL is the on-target laser intensity and ?L is the laser wavelength, of at least 2 and a P/Pc ratio value of at least 20, with P being the beam power and Pc a critical power given by Pc=17 (nc/n) GW where n is the electron density and nc is a critical electron density at which the plasma acts as a mirror reflecting the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Sylvain Fourmaux, Jean-Claude Kieffer, Emil Hallin
  • Patent number: 11432782
    Abstract: A wireless intraoral dental x-ray imaging sensor and method of use. The sensor optionally has a rechargeable battery located away from the edge of a PCB/ceramic substrate to enable encapsulation. The sensor has a compact microcontroller unit with several blocks including a radiolink, processing capacity, and a low power management system. Bit truncation and image compression take place on a readout substrate and/or on the MCU. External memory blocks allow for at least partial image storage for safety and as a backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ATHLOS OY
    Inventors: Konstantinos Spartiotis, Vasileios Grammatikakis
  • Patent number: 11426138
    Abstract: A radiographing apparatus includes a selecting unit configured to select a target dose index for radiographing based on a radiographing imaging mode, a dose index acquiring unit configured to acquire a dose index from image data based on radiation transmitted through a subject, and a calculating unit configured to calculate a deviation index of the dose index with respect to the target dose index. Alternatively, the radiographing apparatus may include a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, information regarding the imaging mode, the target dose index and the dose index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuma Obara
  • Patent number: 11428636
    Abstract: The invention provides systems for characterizing a biological sample by analyzing emission of fluorescent light from the biological sample upon excitation and methods for using the same. The system includes a laser source, collection fibers, a demultiplexer and an optical delay device. All references cited herein are incorporated by reference in their entirety as though fully set forth. Unless defined otherwise, technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one of-ordinary skill in the art in which this invention belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Pramod Butte, Paul Lapchak, David Scott Kittle
  • Patent number: 11428648
    Abstract: A method and a related apparatus for performing a tomographic examination of an object (2) which advances through an examination area (6), wherein the examination area (6) is irradiated with x-rays transversally to a motion trajectory of the object (2) and the residual intensity of the x-rays which have crossed the object (2) is repeatedly detected to obtain, for each detection, an electronic two-dimensional pixel map, the two-dimensional maps thus obtained being processed by a computer to obtain a three-dimensional tomographic reconstruction of the object (2); wherein, during the advancement, the object (2) is made or let rotate, at least partly uncontrolled, in such a way that the object (2) rotates around one or more rotation axes which are transversal both to the motion trajectory and to the propagation directions of the x-rays crossing it; and wherein a computer also determines the spatial position in which the object (2) is located relative to the one or more emitters (4) and/or the one or more detector
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: MICROTEC S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Ursella, Federico Giudiceandrea
  • Patent number: 11428827
    Abstract: Provided are a radiation detector, a radiographic imaging apparatus, and a manufacturing method that include a TFT substrate in which a plurality of pixels that accumulate electric charges generated depending on light converted from radiation are formed in a pixel region of a first surface of a flexible base material and a terminal region of the first surface is provided with a terminal for electrically connecting a flexible cable; a conversion layer that is provided outside the terminal region on the first surface of the base material to convert the radiation into light; a first reinforcing substrate that is provided on a surface of the conversion layer opposite to a surface on a TFT substrate side and has a higher stiffness than the base material; and a second reinforcing substrate that is provided on a second surface of the base material opposite to the first surface to cover a surface larger than the first reinforcing substrate, and that are capable of suppressing that a defect occurs in the substrate and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Ushikura, Munetaka Kato, Keiichi Akamatsu, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa
  • Patent number: 11423591
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reconstructing images for computed tomography are provided. Image reconstruction can be based on a realistic polychromatic physical model, and can include use of both an analytical algorithm and a single-variable optimization method. The optimization method can be used to solve the non-linear polychromatic X-ray integral model in the projection domain, resulting in an accurate decomposition for sinograms of two physical basis components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Ge Wang, Wenxiang Cong, Qingsong Yang
  • Patent number: 11415529
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11415714
    Abstract: A radiation detection device includes a driving device used to generate an output signal according to a source signal. The source signal includes a rising duration corresponding to a first pulse and a second pulse of the output signal. The first pulse has a pulse width greater than the second pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventor: Tien-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 11415532
    Abstract: A radiation backscatter detector assembly comprising: a source array comprising source components for irradiating a shared sample location, at least two source components of the array generating radiation in different respective source energy bands; a detector array comprising detector elements for detecting backscattered radiation detection events from different respective spatial portions of the shared sample location, the detector elements each generating a pulse output in response to each radiation detection event it detects; and an energy meter for measuring the energies of the pulse outputs by different respective detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Lionel William John Kent
  • Patent number: 11408836
    Abstract: A method of inspecting a component using computed tomography is described, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a computed tomography (CT) scanner; (b) providing a target component; (c) reviewing the geometry of the component; (d) estimating the best component orientation; (e) orienting the component; (f) scanning the component with the CT scanner; (g) loading CT scan data into 3D image software; (h) registering the best CT scan data; (i) determining acceptable and unacceptable regions of CT scan data; (j) determining additional component orientations; (k) repeating steps (e) through (i) until all regions of CT scan data for the component are acceptable; and (l) creating a merged volume of acceptable CT scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Howard, John Charles Janning, Andrew Joseph Galish, Kevin Layne Moermond
  • Patent number: 11399786
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes an X-ray tube, a diaphragm mechanism, an X-ray detector, image generating circuitry, a display, a first interface, a second interface, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry controls the diaphragm mechanism and the X-ray tube according to the operation to the first interface so that the X-rays are radiated to a first radiation range, and controls the diaphragm mechanism and the X-ray tube according to the operation to the second interface so that the X-rays are radiated to a second radiation range. The processing circuitry controls the display so that the first display area displays the X-ray images sequentially generated according to radiation of the X-rays, in parallel with the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Yusuke Narabu, Yoshiyuki Sato, Katsuie Ikawa, Takeo Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11391679
    Abstract: An apparatus for X-ray imaging is provided. An X-ray source provides an X-ray along an X-ray beam path. A holographic medium is along the X-ray beam path. An X-ray phase grating is between the X-ray source and the holographic medium along the X-ray beam path. A readout beam source provides a readout beam along a readout beam path. A readout detector is along the readout beam path, wherein the holographic medium is along the readout beam path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Lambertus Hesselink, George Kiyoshi Herring
  • Patent number: 11391852
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation detection element, including: a plurality of electrode portions on a surface of a substrate; and an insulating portion between the electrode portions, the substrate being made of a compound semiconductor crystal containing cadmium telluride or cadmium zinc telluride, wherein an intermediate layer containing tellurium oxide is present between each of the electrode portions and the substrate, and wherein the tellurium oxide layer has a thickness of 100 nm or less on a 500 nm inner side from an end portion of the insulating portion between the electrode portions. The radiation detection element has higher adhesion of the electrodes, and does not result in an element performance defect caused by insufficient insulation between the electrodes, even if the radiation detection element has a narrower distance between the electrode portions in order to obtain a high-definition radiographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Yamada, Koji Murakami, Akira Noda
  • Patent number: 11385190
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11378450
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring a fundamental mode vibrational spectrum of materials and substances in the Mid-IR spectral range of 2.5 ?m to 14 ?m wavelength. are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a Mid-infrared absorption spectrometer (MIRAS) system includes an infrared Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) single element emitter light source. The light source is electrically pulsed and emits electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 2.5 ?m to 14 ?m and has an integral energy concentrating optic to provide energy for a spectral absorption process. The system includes a scanning high-efficiency infrared spectral grating with self-calibrating feature, configured so that incident energy having absorption information for the spectral absorption process of a sample is within a predefined threshold of a grating blaze angle. The system also includes a single-element thermal detector to receive output energy having the absorption information from the infrared spectral grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: LIGHTSENSE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Wade Martin Poteet, Terje A. Skotheim
  • Patent number: 11372241
    Abstract: The sample imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that images a sample by using an achromatic lens in which longitudinal chromatic aberration is corrected in a wavelength range of chemiluminescent light of the sample; an excitation light source (the first epi-illumination light source and/or the second epi-illumination light source) that irradiates the sample with excitation light for causing the sample to emit fluorescent light; and an imaging control unit that adjusts a focal length of the achromatic lens in each imaging in a case of imaging the single sample a plurality of times by changing a wavelength range of the fluorescent light emitted by the sample, and performs imaging in a wavelength order of the fluorescent light used for the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takuji Tada
  • Patent number: 11359971
    Abstract: An infrared radiation detector includes an array of elementary imaging bolometric detectors, each of the elementary bolometric detectors being formed of a bolometric membrane including a film made of vanadium oxide VOx, having a resistivity in the range from 6 ohm·cm to 50 ohm·cm, said membrane being suspended above a substrate integrating a signal for reading out the signal generated by said elementary detectors and for sequentially addressing the elementary detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, ULIS
    Inventors: Sébastien Cortial, Marc Guillaumont, Denis Pelenc, Xavier Zucchi